Foreword

We consulted the following documents to confirm the data for this dictionary:

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Tone marks are not normally marked on vowels in Dioula reading materials; however, in this dictionary the tone pattern of some words are shown in brackets [ ] to assist those who want to learn Dioula. This dictionary is also available as a Google Play Store smartphone App and in Lexique Pro Computer version with over 9000 audio files (to be ordered by e-mail at: dictionnaires.bf@gmail.com).